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A friend ask if I could make him new scales for his knife.Black walnut and maple… inlayed with egg shell.
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#1 posted 07-17-2014 01:58 PM
Jim,Is that actual eggshell?If so, how come I don’t see the curvature of the shells?
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#2 posted 07-17-2014 02:07 PM
Yes it is egg shells
#3 posted 07-17-2014 02:27 PM
OK, it’s real eggshell.How come it looks so flat?Do you have a trick to flatten the shell?
#4 posted 07-17-2014 02:41 PM
Thanks for the interest Don. I first carved the teeth and letters out then micronized the shell in a blender. Filled the carved areas then used CA glue to bond the shell. Then I simply sanded and finished.
#5 posted 07-17-2014 02:47 PM
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#6 posted 07-17-2014 08:22 PM
Howdy Jim! Beautiful knife! I’m going to have try your eggshells on something, maybe a cane? Clever idea!
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#7 posted 07-17-2014 11:16 PM
Hey Jim ~ I saw this on your Facebook page and I like the carving…. and the effect of the eggshell. I have also tried the eggshells in a blender (chopper) sort of thing. A few years back I played with mixing the eggshells with acrylic resin…. clear and pigmented.
The attached pic is the results. The brown eggshells under the black disc is actually one whole ‘panel’ where I used the clear resin.
I had tried once to do a ‘walking on eggshells’ handle on a spoon and I messed it up quite a bit.. hope to try again one of these days.
Your carving skills keep getting better and better!
BTW… Happy Anniversary !!!
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#8 posted 07-17-2014 11:24 PM
Hey thanks Terry….your idea with the resin looks very cool.Can’t wait to see what you do with it. I mess up all the time…lol. Had a nice day at Laguna Beach. ..perfect weather.
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#9 posted 07-18-2014 12:17 PM
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#10 posted 07-19-2014 12:27 AM
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